The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Kennedy-Wilson. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -23.80 % over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Kennedy-Wilson since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



Kennedy-Wilson is in the real estate sector and is part of the real estate services industry. The company CEO is William McMorrow. Kennedy-Wilson Inc is a global real estate investment company. It owns, operates and invests in real estate through investment management platform. It generates a majority of its revenue in the form of Rental income.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The KW shares had a previous change of -2.03% which opened at 19.69 and closed at 19.30. It moved to an intraday high of 19.76 and a low of 19.25.

SeekingAlpha:  Kennedy Wilson buys apartment complex in Utah for $49M

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, KW shares returned -1.13% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.17%. Over three months, it changed -9.01%. In one year it has changed 4.60% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.28 and its 52-week low was 15.95. KW stock is 21.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 19.50 and a 50 day moving average of 19.56. Right now, KW stock is trading -1.02% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $2.8b with 144.2m shares outstanding and a float of 134.0m shares. Trading volume was 556,818 shares and has experienced an average volume of 595,978 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Kennedy-Wilson was 0.82 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 23.54. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.58, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 12.22.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.09
06-30-2018:  1.14
03-31-2018:  -0.02
12-31-2017:  0.37



The dividend per share is currently 0.84, which is a dividend yield of 4.35%. Also, the payout ratio is 53.16%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. KW stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has enough earnings to cover future dividends, it might be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 18.42, which means it might overvalued by -4.77%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 57.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 3,847,652, which was 2.67% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.80. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 1.37

Business Wire:  Kennedy Wilson Acquires 222-Unit Multifamily Property in Salt Lake City, Utah, for $49 Million

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 19.26%, return on assets is 2.75%, profit margin is 36.88%, price-to-sales is 3.66 and price-to-book is 2.27.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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